For serious travelers, going away is less about sun and more about culture. Such people wander around and speak to locals. They eat the food, speak the language, and always choose to head to local points of interest over sitting by the pool. But, there’s one cultural factor even the most avid explorers often forget; the animals.

Seeing animals indigenous to your destination can take travel to a whole new level. Of course, how much you gain from that experience depends on the way in which you choose to see them. Wherever you are, you’ll have the option of visiting a zoo. But, as this article on shows, these are far from your best options. Besides which, there’s no guarantee the animals you see there come from the country you’re visiting. Instead, you might want to look a little further afield. That’s why we’ve put together a list to help you get to grips with the nature of a place.


There’s no way we could write this list without mentioning safari. If it’s wildlife you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than this. As well as seeing the animals of a country, you’ll get to see amazing natural landscapes. So, this has appeal, even if seeing animals isn’t your goal.

Bear in mind that safaris rarely come cheap. If you’re considering this option, it’s worth ensuring you get the most for your money. And, nowhere is better for that than Kenya. As the options on sites like show, this is the ultimate safari destination. You could opt for a three-day safari, and use the rest of your time to explore other wonders Kenya has to offer, such as the Ngong Hills. Or, you could go all out with an eleven-day option. If you’ve never experienced safari before, this may be worth doing. You’ll be a seasoned pro in no time.


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Nothing beats making a difference when you travel. And, when it comes to animals, there are some incredible volunteer opportunities which would allow you to do just that. This is an option with endless benefits. You’ll gain real satisfaction from the work you do, and you’ll get to know those animals in a way you would never have otherwise.

As we’re considering experiencing animals of certain cultures, some options are better than others. You could volunteer with pandas in China, or orangutans in Indonesia. It is important to note that your volunteer placement will form the basis of your holiday. Ensure that’s a commitment you’re willing to make before you sign up to anything!


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If you’re not willing to give your whole holiday over to your wildlife seeking pursuits, keep things simple. Exploring a place is all it takes to see the nature around you. If you’re walking around anywhere, be sure to keep an eye out. While you may have to go off the beaten track to see the really amazing creatures, you should see plenty of natural life when walking down the street!